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Project Director - Towards Truth

Public Interest Advocacy Centre
  • Ground-breaking work in partnership with the Indigenous Law Centre UNSW
  • Law and policy project to support truth-telling and a future Makarrata Commission
  • Part time, two-year fixed term contract

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre is a leading social justice law and policy centre. We build a fairer, stronger society by helping to change laws, policies and practices that cause injustice and inequality.

Our priorities include reducing homelessness, First Nations justice, climate change and social justice, equality and non-discrimination, asylum seeker health rights and the fair use of police powers.

PIAC offers a supportive workplace where staff wellbeing is promoted.

Towards Truth is a collaboration between PIAC and the Indigenous Law Centre (ILC) at UNSW that responds directly to the call of the Uluru Statement from the Heart for truth-telling.

We are building a database and accessible website that will provide an accurate, detailed map of the ways in which Australian laws and policies have impacted upon the lives of First Nations people throughout Australian history.

Reporting to the CEO, you have responsibility for delivering the Towards Truth project, managing a team including staff, pro bono lawyers and volunteers. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Managing the project partnership with the Indigenous Law Centre UNSW
  • Driving the development of the Towards Truth database and website
  • Developing and managing external relationships, including funders and pro bono partners

You have tertiary qualifications in law or relevant experience in legal research with strong project management skills and experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and or organisations. Additionally, you have:

  • Capacity to develop formal and informal relationships and networks
  • An understanding of the law and functions of government
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a diverse team
  • Excellent writing skills including experience in editing the work of others

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you share our commitment to realising the ambition of the Uluru Statement from the Heart, please direct your enquiries to Jonathon Hunyor via jobs@piac.asn.au using the subject line: Project Director - Towards Truth enquiry via EthicalJobs, or for application instructions, click 'Apply Now'.

Please note there is no application close date, and we invite you to apply as soon as possible.

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